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Re: Accessible popup menus


From: Rob Unsworth
Date: Jul 28, 2005 11:39PM

On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Al Sparber wrote:

> > On a side note I personally found Ron's page quite usable with a
> > keyboard.
> I found it terribly confusing. I understand that people who are regulars on
> this list have a certain predisposition. That is understandable. But these are
> purely subjective issues. I can look at Thatcher's page and see accessibility
> "features" that are only accessible with JavaScript running.

The terribly confusing menu that Al refers to on the lionsq3 site is
accessed by a large portion of members in the 60-75yr age bracket, some of
whom have bought their first computer in the last three years. On their
first visit to the site they were not confused, in fact many told me they
had no problems at all.

> My goal is not to get a seal of approval from an accessibility "guru". My goal
> is to defend my product, and also to have some enjoyable debates. Perhaps no
> one has pressed these kinds of issues before :-)

Al, One would have to ask what you are defending your product from. You
put up a test page with a menu you claimed was accessible, as soon as this
was challenged you put up the defence barriers and attacked anyone who
criticised your test page.

As I see your test menu, using sub-menu 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 as an example.

When you reach sub-menu 2.1 tab takes you to 2.2 which reveals
2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3. you continue tabbing untill you arrive at 2.3.

When you shift-tab to go back to 2.2 it needs so produce the same result
as tabbing from 2.1 to 2.2.

This action should also apply when shift-tabbing from section 4 to section

Regards, | Lions District 201 Q3
Rob Unsworth | IT & Internet Chairman
Ipswich, Australia | http://www.lionsq3.asn.au